One-day Great Barrier Reef Trip
Big Cat Reef Cruises
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This trip is aboard Big Cat, a 107 foot Catamaran with a maximum of 200 divers and a Dive Staff of 1. It is for 1 day, and allows 2 dives.
Departure is from Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns Marina, Cairns at 9:00 AM every day, return time 5:00 PM.
Green Island is a great place for a visit by a group of people with mixed interests, or for those who do not wish to spend the day aboard a boat. Green Island is a vegetated sand cay, with beaches, a café, a small museum and of course the reef that surrounds it.
There are also both semi-submersible and glass-bottomed boat tours available. For a family or couple, where someone might not be as interested in spending a lot of time in the water there are lots of options!
A quick 75-minute ride gets you out to the island, and leaves you with 5 1/2 hours to spend as you wish. Snorkeling can be done in the protected waters right off the beach. The Snorkel and dive trips utilize a dive tender out to the edge of the reef fringing the island, where the life is more abundant and diverse.
The Big Cat is exaclty that, a big powerful catamaran, ideal for ferrying passengers quickly between Cairns and Green Island. The boat takes about 75 minutes to make the trip, and can take up to 330 passengers. There is a lot of space on this large 33-metre (107-foot) boat, with three separate passenger decks you can find your own space in the sun, shaed or in the air-condiditoned cabin.
snorkel briefing (with Snorkel price only)
choice of snorkel gear or glass-bottom boat tour
About Big Cat Reef Cruises
Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises is a local, family-owned company. The Wallace’s were one of the first reef trip operators in the area, having started Quicksilver Reef Cruises way back in 1979. They now operate Big Cat Cruises, operating exclusively to Green Island. Testament to their commitment to provide a fun and friendly service and a memorable reef trip for visitors saw the company recognised as the 2004, 2006 & 2007 Tropical North Queensland Award winner for Best Tour & Transport in the Major Operator Categor).